A few days ago we posted the Joey Salads video where he had a woman pretend to breastfeed in public, to see what the reactions would be. Joey has taken it a step further this time. A model in a low cut shirt sits right next to a breastfeeding mom. The people who stop to comment on the mom’s “indecency” are not expecting the confrontations that follow.
Here’s hoping this direct comparison opens some eyes and people can see … Keep Reading!!!
Because no one knew how this would turn out; Joey Salads, best known for his “social experiment” and prank videos on Youtube, tackled public breastfeeding reactions in his newest video. Perhaps the results surprised him, but for most moms who’ve nursed in public it’s exactly what we expected. It just serves as another example of what nursing moms have to endure in public; the attempts to shame women for feeding their children.
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When Rebecca, a mother of 3 from St. Catharines, Ontario, took her one year old to see Santa he got a little cranky waiting in line. As any nursing mom would do, Rebecca started nursing her son to comfort him. She joked that she should see if she could nurse him through the pictures. When the photographer and Santa were completely on board they went for it.
Rebecca says that she has never been made to feel unwelcome when nursing … Keep Reading!!!
When Ashley Kaidel‘s son got hungry, while they were at a restaurant, she did what mother’s do – she fed him. Of course, because she did so with your breasts people start staring. Rather than feel shamed she decided to stare right back. This is when her dining partner took a photo of her, a photo which she posted to Facebook along with a post about normalizing breastfeeding. The statement she made, both within her writing and her photo … Keep Reading!!!
Photographer Suzie Blake wanted to do a photo project that showed the realities of what day to day breastfeeding looks like. She stripped away the make-up, the fancy hair, and the pretty backdrops to get real and raw. Suzie started with a self-portrait of an over tired-mom and reached out on Facebook looking for other moms to participate.
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This project is about portraying breastfeeding in all its beautiful messiness. This is about tired eyes and no makeup. This is about
First we found out what the Disney Princesses would look like in real life, then what their life is like as moms, someone showed us what they’d look like if they traded in their tiaras for a career as a pin-up model and, of course, the historically accurate princesses. and now we finally get breastfeeding in public princesses.
Even they can take a break from their Princessing duties to lend a hand to … Keep Reading!!!
A health unit in the Grey Bruce Region of Ontario, Canada has put together a Breastfeeding Friendly business toolkit. This kit is designed to help businesses and organizations with strategies and resources to support their customers as well as their employees. This is great timing as just this summer a local restaurant asked a nursing mom, who was waiting on a friend, to leave their premises, in direct defiance of Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey … Keep Reading!!!
A woman switching planes at Dulles airport, in Washington D.C., was directed to a pet-relief area to pump, by a United Airlines employee.
Liz Meagher Cooper just wanted to pump milk for her 4-month-old-baby. She disembarked her plane and immediately asked, at the counter, where she could pump. She was first directed to the bathroom. When she declined for sanitary reasons, the employee re-directed her to the pet-relief area. Apparently, this employee did not understand the sanitation problems with … Keep Reading!!!
A group of businesses in Montreal, Quebec are coming together to make their support of nursing moms known. The new Route du Lait (which translates to The Milk Way) is a network of businesses in Montreal that have agreed to provide a safe environment for nursing moms, guaranteed to be free of judgment and harassment.
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To businesses wishing to participate in this project, we propose providing mothers with a space where they can sit down and breastfeed. This area does
Imagine driving through downtown Chicago, on one side of the road you see the iconic Tribune Building, then you turn your head and seeing a group of women, standing in the middle of the road, nursing their babies. This is exactly the scenario that Abby, also known as The Badass Breastfeeder, envisioned and brought to life.
Abby was inspired by all the beautiful group breastfeeding photos which have been circulating recently, and decided to set one up for local … Keep Reading!!!
Whitney Walters wanted to put together a scrapbook of her 6-year-old daughter. She sent her pictures off to Walmart, but when she arrived to pick them up they told her multiple photos of hers were indecent and would not be printed. The indecent act? Breastfeeding her daughter. Aside from that vague comment they would not explain, specifically, why they could not print them. Public Relations for Walmart has not issued a statement.
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No woman should be told that nursing her
Early in July, an Argentine news outlet tweeted a photo of Victoria Donda Perez breastfeeding her 8-month-old.
Mother and politician: the legislator @vikidonda breastfeeding her daughter in her seat in the House of Representatives
What makes it a spectacular photo is that Donda Perez was nursing her daughter, Trilce, at work – in regular session of the Argentine National Parliament. Donda Perez is a lawyer and a Member of Parliament, the youngest ever to hold office when she was … Keep Reading!!!